The Merchant January 2020

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MOVERS & Shakers Matthew Buso, ex-MacBeath Hardwood, is new to inside sales at Taiga Building Products, Rocklin, Ca. He replaces Brett Hagen, who has moved to outside sales. Dick Warren has retired from Berry Lumber, Sacramento, Ca., after 50 years in the industry. John Cooper, Southwest regional account mgr. for ML Campbell Wood Finishes, is retiring after 32 years in the building material/paint industry. Sean Ryan, ex-Masonite, has joined MoistureShield, Atlanta, Ga., as regional sales director for the West. John Cook, ex-Boral, now heads the Southeast. William Blanchard, ex-Decks & Docks Lumber, has moved to Boise Cascade, Woodinville, Wa., as product mgr. for the James Hardie line. Mike Wothe has been appointed president of Western Window Systems, Phoenix, Az. He succeeds Scott Gates, who is leaving the company Jan. 31.

Danny Steiger has been promoted to president & CEO of Lumber Traders, Port Angeles, Wa. Jimmy Borello has retired after 56 years with Pacific Ace Hardware, Vacaville, Ca. Francis A. Wong was appointed chairman of the board for nonprofit Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, Honolulu, Hi. Marc Funk resigned as CEO of Lonza, due to personal reasons. Albert Baehny, chairman, will add the role of CEO on an interim basis. Christoph Maeder will serve as lead independent director. Mike Thaman will retire as chairman of Owens Corning, Toledo, Oh., in April. Brian Chambers, president and CEO, will succeed him. Russ Jordan, VP of import sales & marketing, Arauco North America, was promoted to lead the North America sales organization. Kevin Shotbolt is transitioning from VP of domestic sales to advisor to the North America sales team for the first half of 2020.

Paul Sehn was appointed senior vice president-sales & marketing for Structurlam, Penticton, B.C. Michael Darby is now CFO, and Greg Johnston senior VPmanufacturing & operations. Mike Dawson, Norbord retiree, was presented the 2019 Bronson J. Lewis Award at APA’s annual meeting in Tucson, Az. Anna Prentice has hired on as manager trainee at Mungus Fungus Forest Products, Climax, Nv., report co-owners Hugh Mungus and Freddy Fungus.

Teens Take Forestry Challenge

On Nov. 6-9, 117 students from 16 local high schools participated in the 2019 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, near Green Valley Lake, Ca. One of the highlights for the students this year was the opportunity to conduct a forest inventory of the 120-acre Sawmill Tract near Twin Peaks. A fuels reduction project is ongoing, and the tract is also in the process of becoming CalFire’s newest Demonstration State Forest (DSF).

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